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WebOS Swings Along the Open Road

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When HP (NYSE: HPQ) announced late last year that it would open source webOS, it was hard not to be skeptical. After all, it would be all too easy for a company to whitewash its own abandonment of a project by grandly "donating it to the community."

However, that pessimistic view is beginning to fade, thanks to HP's publication last month of an official road map for its webOS plans, including the inclusion of a mainline kernel by March and ongoing involvement from HP itself.

Are webOS's prospects looking a little brighter now? That's what Linux bloggers have been trying to figure out.

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